Students in caps and gowns at graduation.

Honors College Graduation

Ceremony Details

The Honors College will host its annual Graduation Celebration on Friday, May 18, 2018 at 6:00 pm at Slee Hall on the University at Buffalo north campus. Immediately following the brief ceremony there will be a free reception.

Check in begins at 5:00 pm. You should plan to arrive to the site no later than 5:30 pm to be seated by the start of the ceremony at 6:00 pm.


Dr. Muller with four grads.During the ceremony each student will be recognized and receive an Honors College stole. Students are asked to wear their graduation cap and gown. Assistance with your graduation hood will be provided.


Parking is available in the parking lots near Slee Hall (#3 on the map). North Campus Map

Student Speaker

All students interested in being the student speaker must submit a speech, no longer than five minutes in duration focusing on your Honors College experience. Speeches are due to Jessica Gorski at by Friday, April 6, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. The student selected to speak at graduation will be issued up to a total of four tickets for the ceremony.

Requested Materials

  1. All students are invited to submit a single slide to be included in a slideshow to be shown during the reception. Slides are due to the Honors College and should be sent to by Friday, April 13. We will review all pictures and comments for appropriateness. *Family, friends and ceremony guests will look for your slide so do not miss this opportunity to say thanks and be included.
  2. If you would like to submit additional Honors College pictures for the slide show please send them to by Friday, April 13.

Graduation Survey

The Honors College is eager to hear about your undergraduate experience. You will receive an email from the Honors College with a unique link to complete a brief survey. The first part of the survey will be used to highlight your accomplishments and future plans during the graduation ceremony. We ask that you take a few minutes to provide this important and valuable information. Your submission is due by May 1, 2018.

Handicapped accommodations

Handicapped accommodations for your family members are available on a limited basis. Please contact Jessica Gorski directly at to discuss these accommodations. If we do not have your request by April 16th we may not be able to secure reserved seats for your family members.


Each student will be guaranteed two guest tickets. If extra tickets are available, we will notify you by email by April 20, 2018.

Seniors should RSVP to by April 20, 2018 with the following information included:

Additional Information

University at Buffalo Commencement Information

Last updated: September 10, 2018 3:36 pm EST